Salute to Seniors 1: Antonio Norman & Jerald Allen

Today we start our Salute to the 2018 Senior Class. We'll try to have an article up each week day for the next week with Seniors from across the State. Seniors if you are interested in sharing your experiences and getting involved in this click here and send your answers to

Antonio Norman (Cleveland NJROTC)

Q:  What was your most memorable race/moment? 
A: When I ran a 36.83 at the Kentucky meet we were invited to.

Q: Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?
A: My biggest competition over my four years would have to be everyone I competed against, because I never under estimate anyone because anything can happen at any given moment.

Q: What was your greatest accomplishment?
A: Becoming a 3x 300MH State champ and back-to-back team State Champs because it hasn't happened in years in the PHL.

Q: If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?
A: I would give 150 percent at everything I do, because hard work actually pays off and I realized that too late.

Q: What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?
A: Coming back from an injury because you have to train to get back into tip top shape and begin your track career behind your competitors.

Q: What will you miss the most?
A: I will miss the times I had with my teammates at practice, and all the hard work we put in on the track together.

Q: What advice would you give to younger athletes?
A: Stay consistent with your work ethic and give 110% at everything you do because it will pay off.

Q: What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?
A: My coaches were big influences because they told me what I was capable of, but I didn't believe them until I actually did what they said I could. Now I know that I can actually accomplish whatever I put my mind to.

Q: What are your college plans?
A: I will be attending Lindenwood University on a full track scholarship.

Q: Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?
A: I would like to say thank you to my parents first and foremost because I appreciate all the time and money they spent and put into me. I would like to thank all my coaches from indoor to spring to summer track for all the things they've done for me. I would like to thank my wrestling coaches for giving me the discipline I needed in order to successfully become a champ and stay humble.

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
A: I would like to thank god for giving me these tremendous abilities and helping me overcome obstacles that I thought would never overcome.

Q:  What was the funniest thing that happened during your running career?
A: The funniest thing that happened to me would have to be when I missed the high jump mat and fell on the ground.